Vintage Danish Lighting as Seen on New Danish Thriller "Borgen"

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The Danish Version of "The Killing" is so over, including the organic wool sweater that starred in it. Now we are on to "Borgen," a Danish political thriller featuring a woman Prime Minister (Sidse Babett Knudsen). And her great looking house.

The newspapers have been having a field day identifying the lights in the PM's house. Many are Danish design classics from the '60's. There is even an Ikea clip-on.

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The wooden lampshade hanging in the PM's kitchen looks just like this good looking light by Tom Rossau. He uses only natural wood veneers in his lighting. Functionality, sustainability, and energy consumption are important aspects of his design.

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The FlowerPot light was designed by Vernor Panton in 1969. It was named after the happy days of Flower Power. He is considered to be one of Denmark's most influential 20th-century furniture and interior designers, having worked for Italian furniture manufacturer Vitra.

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The PH Artichoke is considered to be a classical masterpiece made by Poul Henningsen more than 40 years ago. The curvature and position of the three shades directs the light down and diffuses the light. It is hanging in the Prime Minister's hall way.

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This good looking floor lamp is ripe for the picking, if you find it at an auction or a vintage shop. However, for the lazy, a Conran inspired copy is widely available.

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